As Sarrac and Loramech await the return of their friends, they notice a strange gathering happening outside Missy Werthins’ house.
The party takes Dakki back to Longbury and are greeted as heroes. Paella and Tharos take this opportunity to dismiss themselves, so that they can continue their own quest back in Saltmarsh. Before they set sail back for Asdon, they are given a letter by an old one-handed lady, to give to her friend Sarrac upon reaching Asdon. The lady also warns the party not to accept any gold or jewels from the people of Asdon, and to not make themselves too well known, as the townsfolk do not like outsiders. The party sets sail, and as evening approaches, they see the island on the horizon.
The party sails toward Longbury, the first island in the Avergel Archipelago, which is as far as Martel is willing to take them. As they approach the island after an all-day trip, a large thunderstorm can be seen to the south. They plan to land on the island, find a place to stay for the night, and then secure passage to Asdon the next day.
Upon arriving on the surface, the party decided it would be a good idea to get the journal translated. Wary to potentially put the entire journal into the wrong hands, they found three phrases which appeared multiple times, and decided to just have those translated first, until they were sure of who to trust. They went to Kallid’s temple, hoping to find Haim and ask his assistance, but Haim was unavailable.
The party wisely decided to wait until low tide to explore the sewers. Around 3 in the afternoon, they ventured into the dark.
Orin, Pius, and Loramech meet at the Dented Cup, having come to town hearing that the High Council is looking for aid ever since most of their militia was killed during a sahuagin attack six weeks ago. Orin knows the Dented Cup’s proprietor, Barry. Eventually, the Lord High Council, Donovan Markhein enters and gathers up everyone he can find who came to town on the invitation.